Highly recommend this experience to visitors and indeed locals alike in Inishowen & Donegal. The location is superb and it is a balanced enough hike to allow for people of varying abilities. The coastline, hills and bogland walk has stunning with views across to Fanad lighthouse and beyond and down across the inlets, bays and hills of Urris, Mamore and the surrounding area. The beauty of this experience is that it is guided and shared and includes a richness of insight and detail of the history of the area and local events, flora, fauna and geology. Fabulous. I have no doubt that I gained much more from this guided experience than I would had I tackled the walk on my own. Sharon is clearly passionate and informed; she is a relaxed and experienced leader who provided great encouragement, a warm welcome, support and freedom during the experience from booking throughout to the conclusion.

Sharon also has great connections and can link you into other areas and groups such that you can develop your ideas around hiking and plan new adventures. I was very appreciative and thoroughly enjoyed every aspect. We had the opportunity of a sea swim to conclude at Lenan beach (that the walk overlooks) and this was an extra special ending.

Fantastic .. a highlight to my time at Mamore Inishowen.

Terri, AirBNB Experiences

As a regular walker with Sharon and Solas Ireland Walks & Hikes, I can’t recommend her walks highly enough. With varying amounts of challenge and terrain, you can choose which type of walk you prefer, though I have enjoyed them all! The people in her groups are always friendly and there is no competition whatsoever on being first. Inishowen has everything a hill walker and country lover could want, and Sharon takes us to the best places and knows the best routes. Keep up the great work!

Gayle G

I walk with Sharon regularly and she is a very knowledgeable leader and facilitator. She is qualified and is very professional. The walks are adventurous and interesting and breathtaking. You get to see the best of Donegal and parts of the North of Ireland too. You also feel safe in her company. I walk to my ability and there’s always time to get there. I strongly recommend walking with Solas. It’s very worthwhile and you will not be disappointed.

Christine O'C

Sharon is passionate about the beautiful Donegal countryside and it is always a pleasure to attend one of her hikes . Her enthusiasm and knowledge of the area are second to none .

Highly recommended for a great day hiking in Donegal.

Mary C

I highly recommend Solas Ireland hikes. I’ve enjoyed many walks on various terrain including beaches, forests and hillsides, all in ever changing weather. Sharon is a highly skilled and experienced walk leader, who puts participants’ safety as top priority. I’ve always found her friendly, and keen to share both her great knowledge of mountaineering and her passion for the natural environment and it’s preservation.

Paddy O'N

I go out regularly on Sharon’s walks and I highly recommend Solas Ireland Walks and Hikes.
The walks a varied and Sharon can adapt to suit all levels of walkers from beginners to experienced hikers.
Sharon also has a wealth of knowledge and experience on all of the Mountain Ranges in the Northwest which makes the day a great experience for individuals or larger groups of walkers.
Michael C

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I am delighted to highly recommend Sharon and Solas Ireland Walks & Hikes. Sharon has a wealth of local knowledge of Inishowen, Donegal, the North West and further afield and she knows where all the hidden gems are. No matter what your level of fitness, Sharon can tailor her walk to suit so that everyone can get the most enjoyment of the great outdoors. A great experience to making the most of any trip to Donegal
Bernie S

For an experience to explore beautiful inishowen I would highly recommend Sharon Porter. She will give you the chance to explore with the comfort of a reliable and well organised leader. We are truly lucky to have someone with such an immense knowledge and enthusiasm in lovely inishowen.
Looking forward to our next hike with Sharon.
Claire B

I have been hiking with Sharon for some years now, and have always enjoyed my days out. The hikes are well organised and take place in some of the most spectacular areas of Donegal and the North west. Sharon’s wealth of knowledge and keen interest in the local area and further afield, makes for a very enjoyable day out. For anyone wanting to explore this region along the Wild Atlantic Way I have no hesitation in recommending Solas Ireland Walks and Hikes.
Joyce N

I’ve had the privilege of participating in serval walks with Sharon around Donegal and Northern Ireland which were amazing. With her expertise and knowledge she knows all the great hikes and hidden treasures. I’d highly recommend this company.
Margaret McC

I met Sharon when I lived in Derry, NI, and immediately recognized her knowledge of the surrounding hills, nature, and history. Every week I would go on a walk organized by Sharon – always well-prepared, matched with the weather conditions, and the level of the group, included resting places and even a cuppa on our way back! Sharon would always make sure that everyone is taken care of during walks, give out random information about the routes we were going, and keep the group entertained. I don’t know if there is a better guide! ❤
Gosia P, Poland


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